Le Beau Mariage (A Good Marriage)
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Le Beau Marriage, aka The Perfect Marriage, is the second of Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes". Beatrice Romand (the adolescent star of Rohmer's Claire's Knee, now nicely grown up) impulsively decides that Andre Dussolier-whom she barely knows--would make an ideal husband. Now she must convince him that she'll make an ideal wife. Leaving her old boy friend in the dust, Romand launches her single-purposed pursuit of Dussolier. But because she's jumped in and started swimming without first checking the waters, our headstrong heroine is in for a major… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A comedy in the classic sense."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It's the kind of soft film that Chabrol would turn into a thriller, while smearing the bourgeois lifestyle."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Despite its cynical look at the motivation behind some marriages, it ultimately has a romantic heart."
‑ , Film4
"Acutely exact both psychologically and socially."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"You might be surprised to discover that watching Rohmer's films consistently actually improves your own moral character, or at least alerts you to the possibility of change."
‑ Dan Callahan, ToxicUniverse.com
"The scope of Le Beau Mariage is limited, but everything within it is well-defined and magically, unexpectedly, illuminating."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Le Beau Marriage probes the idea that one can make love happen by an act of will."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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